Originally Posted by Poppa Bud
Do they actually use them on the road or just for show?
Some of those are working trucks. All depends on the class they enter at the show.
The first one, torch red one ( my favorite for some unknown reason
). He has worked on that for 3 years. Frame off resto. He said he will take it to a couple of shows then it's back on the road hauling Heavy Haul with it.
The second, purple one. Also a working truck he said. 800+ horsepower hauling a dump bed. His buddy had a Kenworth with 1000HP sitting there also.
Third one, green and white. Working truck hauling reefer unit.
Fourth one, black and blue. Strictly a show truck. Hauled on trailer from Louisville show to Wildwood show. Won Best in Show at Louisville this year. Owned by PDI Performance Big Truck parts. Advertising for them.
Not sure about the yellow and blue one. Looked like a company truck. Had a whole team there wearing all the same logoed shirts.
The red one with DRC on the door was built for advertising their products. It's going to 21 shows this year. I have their radiator and charge air cooler in my truck. Now I know what they used my damn money for....
The last three pics are the same truck. He drove it from Louisville to Wildwood. Not sure what he does with it though. The flatbed trailer is all matching. Plus he hauls a Ford pick-up and golf cart painted in matching color combo on the flatbed. I believe he won Best Theme at Louisville.
Originally Posted by Zeek
Some really nice rigs there!
I love the big rigs when they are parked......Not so much when they are driving on the interstate.
If we all sat in truck stops, you would soon run out of toilet paper.
Originally Posted by FastZR1
Awesome rigs there.
Why don't we see those cab overs anymore? Are they just less efficient trucks compared to the standard tractor set-up that we see on the road today?
The short of it is, at one time there was an overall length limit on Rigs. The short cabovers allowed longer trailers hence more freight. I think it was 1982 when the Gov dropped the overall length requirement. Death knell for the cabover. That allowed longer tractors which ride a whole lot better.
Something like that.